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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky mens basketball head coach John Calipari talks to fans during an open practice and telethon benefitting flood victims in Eastern Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 in Lexington, Kentucky.

2022 Blue-White game to be played in Pikeville

Cole Parke, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

Kentucky basketball announced via press release on Monday that the 2022 Blue-White scrimmage will be played in Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville, Kentucky. The move was made to support the victims...

A University of Kentucky track and field athlete gets ready for a race during the Jim Green Invitational at the Nutter Field House on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Kentucky Kernel

UK Athletics recognizes Jim Green with naming of new track and field facility

Alexis Baker, Staff Writer September 19, 2022

UK athletics released a press release regarding the naming of a new track and field facility on Friday, Sept. 16, deciding on the Jim Green Indoor Track and Field Center. The name of the facility was...

The sun sets behind rows of tents during the Tent City Live event outside Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Fans campout in order to have the chance to claim free Big Blue Madness tickets. Photo by Jordan Prather | Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky basketball announces return of Big Blue Madness campout

Samantha Money, Staff Writer September 14, 2022

For the first time since 2019, Big Blue Madness will feature the Madness campout outside Memorial Coliseum. The long-standing tradition is a staple of basketball season at the University of Kentucky...

Kentucky Wildcats running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. (24) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the UK vs Iowa VRBO Citrus Bowl football game on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Chris Rodriguez Jr. set to return Oct. 1 versus Ole Miss

Drew Johnson, Staff Writer September 13, 2022

No. 9 Kentucky football is getting a significant re-addition on Oct. 1, with starting running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. being eligible to play for the first time after his four-game suspension to start...

Jack Weaver, Rayleigh Deaton and Michael Clubb, left to right, wait for maintenance to tow the Kernels golf cart out from between a utility pole and a brick wall after Clubb got the golf cart stuck on Monday, Sept. 13, 2022, in front of Scovell Hall in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Kernel golf cart: A survival story

Rayleigh Deaton April 29, 2022

It all happened so quickly. Wait, no, not really. We definitely saw it coming and it was definitely preventable.For context, back in September, the Kernel’s art director, Michael Clubb, and I were sitting...

Jewell Hall at the University of Kentucky on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Former UK employee suspected of illegally entering dorm rooms faces multiple charges

Allie Walters January 5, 2022

While students were enjoying their two-week winter break, a thief illegally accessed approximately 860 dorm suites on the University of Kentucky’s north campus, according to a Wednesday campus-wide email.The...

Continued masking, testing among Capiloutos plans for spring semester

Continued masking, testing among Capilouto’s plans for spring semester

Emily Girard December 24, 2021

UK will continue to require all individuals to wear masks in campus buildings and unvaccinated individuals to take weekly COVID tests in spring 2022, according to a spring guide released Thursday.In a...

The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK’s FarmHouse chapter suspended following investigations into Hazelwood’s death

Emily Girard December 22, 2021

FarmHouse Fraternity’s UK chapter is suspended for at least four years following investigations into the death of former pledge Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood by UK Police and the UK Dean of Students...

Elle Smith poses for a portrait on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Issac Janssen | Staff

UK, Journalism and Media alumna crowned Miss USA

Morgan Luster and Rayleigh Deaton December 1, 2021

Elle Smith, alumna of University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism and Media, won the 2021 Miss USA pageant Monday after previously being crowned Miss Kentucky. Smith graduated with a B.A. in broadcast...

A community member receives a COVID-19 test on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at UK’s Kroger Field testing site in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK employees suspended for noncompliance with COVID-19 testing

Kaleb Littleton November 12, 2021

Twenty-four University of Kentucky employees are on administrative leave for not complying with COVID-19 testing requirements.In August, UK mandated that students and employees who have not received a...

Charred debris lies on the floor of a construction trailer that caught fire around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, behind the UK College of Pharmacy Building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

‘Significant structural collapse.’ Trailer on UK campus sustains damage after fire

Rayleigh Deaton October 10, 2021

A trailer located on the University of Kentucky's campus sustained significant structural damage from a fire on Sunday morning.According to Lexington Fire Department Battalion Chief Jordan Saas, the fire...

Cracked water line closes Taylor Education Building, Dickey Hall

Cracked water line closes Taylor Education Building, Dickey Hall

Kaleb Littleton September 14, 2021

Due to a water main break on campus, Taylor Education and Dickey Hall are closed for classes Tuesday. The Education Library is also closed for the day.The break was caused by a crack in a Kentucky American...

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